MNR investigating after carcasses of dozens of rotting fish dumped in Muskoka River

Litter was also found along the shore

Conservation officers with the Ministry of Natural Resources were alerted on May 21 about abandoned walleye dumped in the south branch of the Muskoka River near the Ontario Power Generation Station. Officers found 64 rotting walleye carcasses, some of which were left waste whole. they also found 13 batteries discarded along the shore.

If you have information on this incident, contact Conservation Officer David Murphy at 705-646-5507. You can also report a resource violation or provide information about an unsolved case, by calling call the ministry TIPS line toll free at 1-877-847-7667 or contact your local ministry office. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Conservation officers continue to patrol and protect our natural resources during the current COVID 19 outbreak and would like to remind everyone that by respecting seasons, sanctuaries, bag and possession limits we all help ensure our natural resources stay healthy. Visit Ontario‚Äôs website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.